Lyme Disease Rash Progression
Well, I had intended to share a little girls dress pattern with you all this week, but life through a boomerang and my four year old was diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
I had pulled a tick from behind her ear about a week ago and froze it in the freezer, than thought nothing more of it. But, Monday evening, she complained that her ear hurt. When I looked, I could see a red rash around where I had pulled the tick. The next morning, she spiked a fever and we saw a doctor through the convenience of zoom. She started antibiotics right away, and her temperature continued to climb over 105 degrees. I had never seen numbers like that on a thermometer, and we started a round the clock battle to keep her temp below 105 with ibuprofen and acetaminophen to avoid a hospital trip.
Thankfully, she seems to be healing and improving each day. One of the most startling experiences has been watching the Lyme Rash. We're certainly not strangers to Lyme, living in Connecticut, I've been treated for it 3-4 times. But, I had never watched a rash develop like this- so I wanted to share the images for other people who might encounter strange rashes and not be certain how to identify it.
The flash was on for this photo, so it looks bit worse in the picture than in person. I do believe it's healing. We're using neosporin and antibiotics 3x a day.
Thanks for keeping her in your prayers!
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